Château DALEM
Red

  • Red
  • 2020
  • Fronsac
Château DALEM Red 2020 wooden case of 1 magnum 150cl

wooden case of 1 magnum 150cl: 35,83 €wooden case of 1 magnum 150cl

Beautiful vineyard of 10 ha (90% Merlot) in Fronsac, where the owner, Mrs. Rullier, invests herself without counting. We find his energy in Dalem, with wines, full and assertive but also endowed with a real elegance.

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Rated 93/100 by N. Martin «The 2020 Dalem, the first vintage under the consultancy of Eric Boissenot, has a tertiary, sous-bois infused bouquet with a mixture of red and black fruit, discrete at first but opening beautifully in the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannins, citrus-fresh with impressive focus, gradually building towards the clean and precise finish. This is a top-notch Fronsac that will give pleasure for 20-25 years.» (December 2022)

The 2020 vintage is rated 91/100 by the Revue du Vin de France "It has a smoothly structured body, expressing ripe black fruit. Tasty tannins give it a pleasant structure". (Guide 2024)

Rated 93/100 by Jean-Marc Quarin "Dark, intense, young colour. Very aromatic nose, fruity, fresh, ripe and subtle. Hints of flowers and red fruit. The palate is a mellow, suave world of aromas, with a sparkle in the middle. Very pretty, delicious, long finish with a very coated texture. Good length." (March 2023)

To keep or to drink :
Wait 1 to 2 years
Apogée :
2026-2037

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    Beautiful vineyard of 10 ha (90% Merlot) in Fronsac, where the owner, Mrs. Rullier, invests herself without counting. We find his energy in Dalem, with wines, full and assertive but also endowed with a real elegance.

    See the data sheet

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    Wait 1 to 2 years
    Apogée:
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    2020 Fronsac
    • Red
    17,92 € ex VAT bottle 75cl
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    Beautiful vineyard of 10 ha (90% Merlot) in Fronsac, where the owner, Mrs. Rullier, invests herself without counting. We find his energy in Dalem, with wines, full and assertive but also endowed with a real elegance.

    See the data sheet

    Rated 93/100 by N. Martin «The 2020 Dalem, the first vintage under the consultancy of Eric Boissenot, has a tertiary, sous-bois infused bouquet with a mixture of red and black fruit, discrete at first but opening beautifully in the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannins, citrus-fresh with impressive focus, gradually building towards the clean and precise finish. This is a top-notch Fronsac that will give pleasure for 20-25 years.» (December 2022)

    The 2020 vintage is rated 91/100 by the Revue du Vin de France "It has a smoothly structured body, expressing ripe black fruit. Tasty tannins give it a pleasant structure". (Guide 2024)

    Rated 93/100 by Jean-Marc Quarin "Dark, intense, young colour. Very aromatic nose, fruity, fresh, ripe and subtle. Hints of flowers and red fruit. The palate is a mellow, suave world of aromas, with a sparkle in the middle. Very pretty, delicious, long finish with a very coated texture. Good length." (March 2023)

    To keep or to drink:
    Ready to drink
    Apogée:
    2024-2035
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    2017 Fronsac
    • Red
    14,17 € ex VAT bottle 75cl
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    Beautiful vineyard of 10 ha (90% Merlot) in Fronsac, where the owner, Mrs. Rullier, invests herself without counting. We find his energy in Dalem, with wines, full and assertive but also endowed with a real elegance.

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    To keep or to drink:
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    Apogée:
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